8 YouTube Video Tips to Go Viral Part 1 of 2
Lately I’ve been researching different ways to shoot videos and I came across 8 YouTube video tips to go viral. One of the best ways to get more traffic to your website is to make videos that get a lot of views. Some of the tips to making a video go viral are pretty simple but very important. These tips are universal so they work great for all the video sharing sites. If you were to research all the top videos on YouTube you’d find at least one of these eight video tips being used but chances are you’ll probably find all eight.
The first viral video tip is one of the most important and the most obvious and that is video and sound quality. Clear visibility is a must, while a video may get a lot of views even if it’s not clear rest assured it would get even more views if the video quality was high. The clarity of the sound is also important. Unless you’re doing a silent film the sound should be clear and un-garbled. When you get ready to shoot your super cool viral video just remember to have good lighting and a decent camera with good sound quality.
The second tip is to use emotion. It’s easier for people to relate to your videos if they invoke some sort of emotion. Using music is a good way to stir emotions or you can show some kind of emotional picture or clip. One of the top viewed videos on YouTube is a mother cat holding her kitten, so just remember to hug a kitten and everything will be cool. No. Seriously just talk from the heart and be yourself.
The next tip to make your YouTube videos go viral is to catch people’s attention and keep it. Having an eye grabbing background can help get people’s attention but most of all you should make your videos unique. What I’ve found is that changing the video in some way every 30 seconds or so helps to keep the viewers engaged in what they’re watching. A few tips for doing this is to change camera angles, zoom in or out, or you can change back and forth from color to black and white. Using these techniques to engage your audience is a great way to keep them watching, but don’t overdo it.
YouTube video tip number four is to use humor. Most of the people on YouTube want to be entertained. They’re either looking for something cool to watch or something (or someone) to laugh at. A good way to keep people from watching your videos is to be boring and monotone. Again I have to say be yourself and talk to the camera like you would another person. If you’re reading from a script write a joke or some sort of witty line into it. Humor goes a long way so be creative and tickle your viewers’ funny bone.
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Eric & Lauren Kalberer
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